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PERPETUAL MOTION

New York Times, Sunday, May 24, 2009

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 79 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 167 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
Notepad: When this puzzle is done, start at the end of 57-Across; then, beginning counterclockwise, connect the circles in one continuous line to identify a figure invented by 29-Down. The answers to the five asterisked clues will provide a hint to the figure.
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© 2009, The New York TimesNo. 0524 ( 21,747 )
Across
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Smart : CHIC
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Attention getters : AHEMS
10
Scot's exclamation : OCH
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The fish in John McPhee's "The Founding Fish" : SHAD
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"I ___ sorry!" : AMSO
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"Same here" : IDOTOO
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By way of : VIA
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"Here ___!" : WEARE
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*2007 Ken Follett novel : WORLDWITHOUTEND
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North of Virginia : OLLIE
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*Bond film that's a real gem? : DIAMONDSAREFOREVER
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Relishes : ENJOYS
30
Kisser, so to speak : VISAGE
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Affluent : UPSCALE
32
Literary ___ : LION
33
Bench presser's muscle, briefly : PEC
34
Newsman Peter and others : ARNETTS
36
Where "thy will" will be done, partly : INHEAVEN
39
Big ray : MANTA
42
Down Under critter : ROO
43
Buddhist school : ZEN
44
Cookie store : TIN
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England's first Stuart king : JAMESI
46
Craven : AFRAID
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Teeming : ASWARM
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"That's disgusting!" : YECCH
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"___ said!" : NUFF
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Wall St. deal : LBO
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Legal org. : ABA
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Own (up) : FESS
58
Turner autobiography : ITINA
60
"Victory!" : IWIN
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Overhead light? : HALO
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Descartes portraitist : HALS
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Carriage driver's need : REIN
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Kiln for hops : OAST
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Knesset : Jerusalem :: Storting : ___ : OSLO
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Roman ___ : ACLEF
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24 hrs. ago : YEST
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Whatever : ANY
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Mile High Center designer : PEI
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Jazzy Laine : CLEO
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Plus : ASSET
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Real : INESSE
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In and of ___ : ITSELF
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They often come in threes : WISHES
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Clubber Lang portrayer in "Rocky III" : MRT
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Term opener? : MID
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Greek consonants : XIS
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A.T.M. button : ENTER
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Grace, basically : BLESSING
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Fivesomes : PENTADS
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___ number : FAX
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Gonitis locale : KNEE
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Set off : TRIGGER
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Classic Cremona family : AMATIS
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"Perhaps ..." : IGUESS
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*Alexander Pope phrase appropriate to the start of a sports season : HOPESPRINGSETERNAL
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Be alive : EXIST
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*1974 Carl Carlton hit : EVERLASTINGLOVE
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"Exodus" actor : MINEO
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An original Star Alliance airline : SAS
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Victorian home features : ORIELS
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"Behold!," to Pilate : ECCE
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Brain tests, for short : EEGS
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Volatile stuff : TNT
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Arthur ___, inventor of the crossword puzzle : WYNNE
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Chocolate choice : DARK
Down
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Cornfield sound : CAW
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Med. care option : HMO
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Country whose national anthem's title means "The Hope": Abbr. : ISR
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Brewski : COLDONE
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Take ___ view of : ADIM
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Baking need : HOTOVEN
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Like some food : ETHNIC
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They can swing : MOODS
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The March King : SOUSA
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Has thirds or fourths, say : OVEREATS
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Cannes subject : CINE
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Lived it up : HADFUN
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Computer switch : SELECTOR
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Turkish sweets : HALVAS
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Sylvia Plath's last book of poetry : ARIEL
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Caterpillar rival : DEERE
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"___ framed!" : IWAS
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Most in need of help : WORSTOFF
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Handyman's letters : DIY
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Price point? : TAG
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Met regular, e.g. : OPERAFAN
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"My Fair Lady" lady : ELIZA
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Good "Dancing With the Stars" scores : NINES
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See note : JOHNWALLIS
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Corral : PEN
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Wettest : RAINIEST
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Razor brand : ATRA
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Energy : VIM
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OS X users : MACS
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Film buff's channel : AMC
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Certain pop : NEHI
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James or Jackson : JESSE
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*Song by Tejano singer Selena : ALWAYSMINE
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Cousin of a stork : IBIS
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"Cut it out!" : DONT
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Peek-___ : ABOO
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Noticeably old, as paper : YELLOWED
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Platoon, e.g. : UNIT
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Makeup target : FACE
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Nursery sights : TREES
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Actress Skye : IONE
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Southwest tribe : HOPI
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"Win ___ of ..." (contest come-on) : ASET
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C to C#, e.g. : HALFSTEP
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Cut off all intake : FAST
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River of Flanders : YSER
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Tiny scurriers : ANTS
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Won't let go of : CLINGSTO
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"Ain't ___ Sweet" : SHE
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Temper : IRE
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Trig ratios : SINES
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Lips : EDGES
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Biblical interpretations : EXEGESES
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Most ready for commitment? : INSANEST
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Six years before the Battle of Hastings : MLX
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Common thing to count in : BASETEN
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Thick-___ : SKULLED
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Slipcover trim : PIPING
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Stop : ARREST
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Composer's creation : THEME
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"Chicago" song : ROXIE
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Boss: Abbr. : MGR
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Do ___ burn : ASLOW
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About to cry : TEARY
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Quaint stopovers : INNS
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[Awful!] : GAG
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Tolstoy's "The Death of ___ Ilyich" : IVAN
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Vex : RILE
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South American tuber : OCA
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Clicker target : VCR
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Animator's shriek : EEK

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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